Dudok de Wit’s silent movies inspires me very much. I felt in love with Father and Daugther, the minute I saw the animated short. As a matter of fact, not only I thought this way. The artist caught the attention of Studio Ghibli, of which I’m also a great fan. The studio decided to produce a whole 80-minutes movie with Michael Dudok de Wit as director. The rest is history. I’m indeed all in favour of the similarity of the protagonist with the director himself.